ASA Announces New Board of Directors

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announces its new board of directors, installed during the association's annual business meeting held April 16-17 in San Antonio.

Geralynn Kottschade, AAM, of Jerry's Body Shop Inc. in Mankato, Minn., was named chairman of ASA's board of directors for 2004-05. Kottschade assumed the chairman's post at the conclusion of the annual meeting.

Kottschade succeeds Kevin Caldwell, AAM, of Autobody by Caldwell Inc. in Laguna Hills, Calif. Caldwell moves to the past chairman's seat on the board of directors for one year.

Other members of ASA's 2004-05 board include Denny Kahler, AAM, chairman-elect, Kahler's Werkstatt, Dublin, Calif.; and Charles Elder, AAM, secretary/treasurer, Ray Gordon Brake Service, Tallahassee, Fla.

Serving as general directors are Aaron Clements, AAM, C&C Automotive, Augusta, Ga.; Joan Koebernick, AAM, Dakota-K Auto Repair Center & Tires, Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Reggie Denney, AAM, Reggie Denney Auto Repair, Eden, N.C.

Affiliate directors are Dennis Sterwerf, AAM, Fairfield Auto & Truck Service, Fairfield, Ohio; Stephen Keller, AAM, Keller Import Service Inc., Easley, S.C.; and Ron Nagy, AAM, Nagy's Body & Frame Shop Inc., Doylestown, Ohio.
The final two board positions are held by the Collision and Mechanical Division directors: Michael Anderson, Wagonwork Collision Center, Alexandria, Va.; and Earl Dohner, AAM, E&E's Garage, Brookville, Ohio.

Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive, also serves on the ASA board of directors in an ex officio capacity. Members of the 2004-05 ASA Executive Committee are Kottschade, Caldwell, Kahler, Elder and Clements.

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